Essays on NGOs Dealing with Refugees Report

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The paper "NGOs Dealing with Refugees" is a wonderful example of a report on macro and microeconomics. With the tremendous increase in social issues, various bodies are being set up to assist in eradicating human suffering. This has been seen mainly in developing countries. Non Governmental Organizations are one of the major bodies established to assist people who are prone to hard social issues. A Non-Government Organization (NGO) may be defined as an association which is essentially based on the core interests of its individuals, members, and institutions, does not have governmental function or status and is not established by the government nor its basic agendas implemented or set by a government.

Some of the functions of the NGOs include; relief and aid, development of human resources especially among the minority, addressing basic community issues at the community level for instance income generation, adult education, basic health care, and agricultural production at a small scale level. The NGOs do cooperate with the governments in delivering some basic services. To carry out their main mandate, the NGOs engage and recruit volunteers. Non Governmental Organization exists at different levels in the society.

Some, for example contribute outstandingly to literacy at local-language. Examples of various kinds of NGOs include: those at the local levels such as savings group, churches, cultural association, language committees, farmers’ and women’ s groups; at the national level, they include: churches, translation and housing organization, linguistic organization, professional groupings and other association: internationally, federations of associations, aid and developmental organization such as Red Cross, Oxfam, World Vision and Save the children, translation and linguistic organization. Irrespective of the level of operations, the NGOs are only accountable to public’ s trust as most of them are funded from the donations made by the community (Hollenbach, 2008). NGOs have continued to expand their activities in the war-torn countries to assist the refugees.

Many people have been forced out of their homeland as a result of political or tribal wars, nationality, race, and religion in their countries. This is evident in countries such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Viet Nam, Eritrea, Angola, Burundi and Iraq.

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